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One Minute on Earth

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Marriages, moves, packages, and heartbeats: a lot can happen in a single minute on Earth.

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Soviet-era art may best be memorialized in the unfortunate form of propaganda posters, but a more pleasant take on Cold War creativity can be found in Russian illustrations of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit—quite a contrast to the author’s own designs of what his fantasy world looked like. Maurice Sendak’s attempt to illustrate The Hobbit was more short-lived.

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Drones have plenty of more controversial uses, but there’s no arguing the value of technology that allows us to witness the sight of a volcanic eruption from an up-close, bird’s-eye view.

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Some jellybean combinations come together naturally, but others—French vanilla and kiwi, chocolate pudding and chili mango—might take a gustatory leap of faith.

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For some dogs, there is such a thing as love at first sniff.

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The record-breaking, all-star group selfie Ellen DeGeneres posted live from the 2014 Academy Awards has gone viral all around the world – even in the politically tense streets of Turkey, where a group of protestors recreated the iconic shot in the back of a police van.

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With the right guidance, every cut of chicken is potentially delicious.

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What’s cuter than a tiny penguin? A tiny penguin in a sweater.

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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads
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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads That Are Actually Really Helpful. You can never spend too much time bonding with your child.

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Raccoon and the Light. The cute animated story of a raccoon that found a flashlight shows what forest creatures do in the dark.

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Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo’s Kitchen. Catering to the needs and preferences of 1800 animals is no picnic.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment was Massively Influential, But Fraudulent. Shocking experiments become classics, while their irregularities and the failure to replicate their results are barely noticed.

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4 True Crime Stories Starring Famous Historical Figures. Featuring Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Elizabeth, and Colonel Sanders.

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Bark In The Park Event Goes Sideways. What could possibly go wrong when you combine good dogs and flying baseballs?

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What Do Women Want? Pockets! There's no good reason we can't stash a phone as easily as men do.

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Why Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making. It wasn't an official holiday until 1972!

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The Day the Sun Erupted
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The Day the Sun Erupted. Every 11 years or so, plasma will spew hundreds of thousands of kilometers out from the sun's surface.

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The Hidden History of Shanghai’s Jewish Quarter. The city welcomed refugees from Nazi persecution when no one else would.

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The 10 Most Deceptive PR Campaigns in History. Watch out for the dehydrated cane syrup from a banana republic!

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The Saga of the MPR Raccoon. One wild animal in downtown St. Paul brought thousands of people together.

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The First Look At Wonder Woman 2 Sees a Surprising Hero Return. What could have been a spoiler is now the main promotional hook.

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The History of Flexi Discs. Sound recordings on the cheap alternative to vinyl were good for everything from marketing to Cold War smuggling.

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30 Iconic Performances That Were Actually Plan B (Or Plan Z). In the end, the right person got to play the role or sing the song.

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9 Alarming Facts About Coral Reef Bleaching. The cascading disaster affects all parts of the ocean's ecology.

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